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In the end, Siddhartha achieves his longed-for goal through the help of a simple, unassuming ferryman. 

 

In Cosmic Memory, Rudolf Steiner describes humanity’s early history as gleaned through his connection with the Âkâshic Records. We learn about mankind’s root races, the Lemurians and Atlanteans, and their remarkable achievements. Steiner foresees a future root race in which even greater intellectual, artistic and spiritual growth will be forthcoming. This is a work that informs and inspires.

 

The Occult Sciences by A. E. Waite is a compendium of different esoteric disciplines – from White and Black Magic, Alchemy, Divination, Astrology and Kabbalism, to the Occult Brotherhoods and the mysteries of Spiritualism and Theosophy. Waite’s intention is to apprise prospective neophytes of the divers occult fields to help them select those they may wish to further explore, and this he has certainly achieved. 

 

 

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   COSMIC MEMORY – Atlantis and Lemuria by Rudolf Steiner

An accomplished theosophist, Rudolf Steiner draws on the Âkâshic Records – described as a kind of cosmic library encoded on a mental plane – to tell us about events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history. 

 

Steiner briefly describes man’s early milestones and then centres on the history and evolution of Earth’s third and fourth ‘Root-Races,’ the Lemurians and the Atlanteans, portraying their homelands as more than mere Platonic allegories. These “lost” continents actually existed, and their human inhabitants “developed the first concepts of "good" and "evil," manipulated the forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all human legal and ethical systems, and … brought humankind … to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.” The current period we are in, the Âryan, is that of the fifth Root-Race, with two more to follow. Only then will mankind’s odyssey on Earth be completed.

 

Cosmic Memory has powerful appeal, not only as an alternative history of humanity’s early development, but as a spur for us to investigate the Âkâshic Records ourselves and so progress our God-given potential.

 

 THE OCCULT SCIENCES by A. E. Waite

A. E. Waite was no ordinary dabbler in the occult and spent most of his life cataloguing its secrets. Though an accomplished mystic, (and co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot cards) he retained a scholar's detached perspective and a thoroughly Victorian appetite for order and method. This volume of Waite's work is a masterful compendium of the Secret Sciences, from White and Black Magic, through Alchemy, Divination, Astrology and Kabbalism to the Occult Brotherhoods and the mysteries of Spiritualism and Theosophy. By reducing the essentials of all the many arcane disciplines into a single volume this book, Waite hoped, "would conduct the inquirer into the vestibule of each branch of 'the occult sciences,' and place within his reach the proper means of prosecuting his researches further in any desired direction."

 

A must-have for all those wishing to delve more deeply into the many and wonderful paths that, followed diligently, can carry the student to the summit of the Mons Philosophorum. This edition contains References and a comprehensive Index.

 

Om symbol over scene of small boat on river, sun setting SIDDHARTHA by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is Hermann Hesse’s much acclaimed allegory about Humanity’s quest for enlightenment, telling the tale of an Indian youth, born a privileged Brahmin, who rejects ritual and doctrine in order to truly experience the ultimate reality – Brahman – for himself. Siddhartha’s spiritual journey is one of experimentation, followed each time by dissatisfaction. From the asceticism of the Samanas to the hedonism of Saṃsāra with all its sexual delights and worldly indulgences, Siddhartha’s goal continues to elude him.

When Siddhartha meets Gautama Buddha himself, he sees at once that here, at last, is an enlightened soul. But true to his rejection of all “teachings”, he declines to join Gautama and his entourage of monks and, instead, continues to follow his heart – to find his own path. And this he ultimately does with the patient guidance of a simple, uneducated ferryman, who introduces Siddhartha to his inspiration, the river – the river with its many voices…. 

 

Not for nothing is Siddhartha regarded as Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece.